International and regional inter-Caribbean cooperation
Guadeloupe is a Caribbean archipelago made up of seven islands, forming a French overseas region and department. The main butterfly-shaped part is composed of two islands: Grande-Terre in the east and Basse-Terre in the west, separated by an arm of the sea, called "la Rivière Salée". Administratively, Guadeloupe is a French department, a monodepartmental region of the French Overseas Territories and a European outermost region of the French West Indies. Since March 2019, it is a member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
The Regional Council of Guadeloupe, as leader partner, shares its experience on its local energy performance of buildings regulations and strategic energy planning. It is also the host territory for the Centre of Excellence on Geothermal Energy (CECG).
Type: Regional Council
Location: Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
Chairman: M. Ary Chalus
Population: 387 629 (2018)
Statut: Overseas department and region
Official language: French and Guadeloupean Creole
At ADEME (the French Agency for Ecological Transition) we are resolutely committed to the fight against global warming and the degradation of resources. On all fronts, we are mobilising citizens, economic players and regions, giving them the means to move towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon, fairer and more harmonious society.
In all areas - energy, circular economy, food, mobility, air quality, adaptation to climate change, soil... - we advise, facilitate and help finance many projects, from research to sharing solutions. At all levels, we put our expertise and foresight capacities at the service of public policies.
ADEME is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
ADEME is a long-standing partner of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe and BRGM (French Geological Survey), and has been involved alongside them in the INTERREG III (2006-2009) "Caribbean Geothermal" and INTERREG IV (2012-2015) "Caribbean Geothermal Phase 2" projects.
Type : Public establishment of an industrial and commercial nature - ODAC
Established : 1991
Location : France
Chariman : Mr Arnaud Leroy
Affiliation : Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity
BRGM (French geological Survey) is France's public reference institution in Earth Science applications for the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks. It is the French Geological Survey. BRGM was founded in 1959. It is a public establishment of an industrial and commercial nature (EPIC) reporting to the Ministries in charge of Research, Ecology and the Economy.
Under partnerships with numerous public and private stakeholders, it focuses on scientific research, providing scientifically-validated information to support public policy development and international cooperation. Its activity is in line with 6 major scientific and societal challenges: geology and knowledge of the subsurface, groundwater management, risks and spatial planning, mineral resources and the circular economy, energy transition, data and digital infrastructures.
BRGM is also a long-standing partner of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe and the ADEME (French Agency for Ecological Transition), and has been involved alongside them in the INTERREG III (2006-2009) "Caribbean Geothermal" and INTERREG IV (2012-2015) "Caribbean Geothermal Phase 2" projects.
Type: Public institution
Field of activity: Earth Sciences
Chairwoman: Ms Michèle Rousseau
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an international intergovernmental organisation dedicated to harmonising and integrating economies, protecting human and civil rights, and fostering good governance among the independent and non-independent countries of the Eastern Caribbean. The organisation's vision for 2020-2024 is: "A better quality of life for the people of the OECS" and the mission statement: "to drive and support sustainable development through regional integration. Collective action and development cooperation". Guadeloupe is an associate member of the OECS since March 2019.
The OECS is a regional organisation that defines a regional framework for its members on specific energy preservation or production issues from renewables. Its member's states are:
• Dominica, historical partner, involved in the INTERREG IIIb and IV "Geothermal in the Caribbean project,"
• Montserrat, involved in the development of the geothermal project,
• Saint-Lucia, involved in the development of the geothermal project, clean transportation projects, and energy strategic planning, requesting technical training on these issues at the political level,
• St-Kitts and Nevis, involved in the development of the geothermal project,
• St. Vincent and the Grenadines, involved in the development of the geothermal resource,
• Grenada, involved in the development of the geothermal resource,
• Martinique (associate member of the OECS), involved in the development of the geothermal resource,
• Antigua and Barbuda,
• Anguilla (associate member of the OECS),
• British Virgin Islands (associate member of the OECS),
• Guadeloupe (associate member)
Type: Organisation intergouvernementale internationale
Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Chairman of the OECS authority: Mr Allen Chastanet
Population: 629,454 (2016)
Member States: 7 Member States
Associate Member States: 4 Associate Member States
Official language: English and French